In order to earn a Certificate in Business & Corporate Law, LLM students must complete 9 credits from an approved list of certificate courses. (NOTE: It IS possible to complete a Certificate in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution AND satisfy the requirements for the New York Bar Exam). The list of approved courses varies from year to year based on the specific courses offered in the curriculum each semester. A representative list of courses is:

  • Corporate Taxation
  • Employee Benefits: ERISA & Tax
  • Financial Accounting for Lawyers
  • Financial Literacy & Basic Financial Concepts
  • Information Privacy Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Taxation
  • Intro to Tax Credits / Dev. Incentives
  • Law & Economics
  • Law, Business & Governance
  • Organization & Regulation of the Healthcare Enterprise
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Preparing Commercial Agreements
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Problems in Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Reorganization Seminar
  • Securities Law Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Securities Regulation
  • Seminar on Broker-Dealer Regulation
  • State Securities Regulation, Investigation & Examination
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • UCC: Article 2

The following full-time faculty teach in the area of business and commercial law.

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Jonathan Smith

Professor of Practice; Director of the Entrepreneurship Clinic